Helicopter flight over Mount Tarawera with Mount Edgecumbe



  • Close up views of Mt Tarawera, NZ largest eruption

  • Observe what destroyed the 8th wonder of the world (Pink & White Terraces)

  • View the Tarawera Falls plunging 65 meters

  • Depart from Tauranga via Mt Tarawera

Enjoy the views of the Tauranga region before heading over vast expanses of flourishing native and pine forests to view Mt Tarawera; the site of New Zealand’s largest volcanic eruption. Gaze in awe at the transformed landscape created by the 1886 eruption that created a huge gaping chasm in the sacred Mount Tarawera and destroyed the 8th wonder of the world – the Pink & White Terraces. 

We return via the beautiful Tarawera Falls and the many Rotorua Lakes. You’ll see the beauty and power of our volcanic landscape from a unique perspective on this amazing flight.

  • Private (non shared) flights available on request


  • Don’t forget to pack your camera

  • Dress for the occasion

  • Sunglasses on those sunny days

F. A. Q

When should I arrive for my helicopter flight?

We require passengers to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled flight. This allows enough time for us to check-in and pre-flight all passengers on safety and procedures when in the helicopter.


What should I wear?
Clothing should be comfortable and not too loose-fitting.
NOTE: Hats and other loose articles of clothing can be blown away due to the wind caused by the aircraft.


What if the weather is not good on the day?
The pilots make a weather call each morning. Passengers are welcome to call the office for an update. If we have concerns regarding the weather, we usually try and give booked passengers a call the day before to talk through options.

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  • We require the weights of all passengers prior to the flight. Maximum weight allowed per seat is 130kgs (286lbs).

  • All flights are subject to weather and weight restrictions. If the pilot has any concerns, flights may be altered at their discretion. 

  • Flights require a minimum of 2 passengers to be confirmed.

  • If booking within 24 hours of departure please phone for availability. Bookings within this time cannot be made online.

  • Our pilots will make a decision in regards to weather conditions on the day of your booked flight. If the weather conditions are not suitable for flying, we will contact you to reschedule your booking or provide a full refund.


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$ 665

per person

50 minutes


2 People minimum

Hangar 8, Tauranga Airport,

142 Aerodrome Rd

Remote Landing

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Mount Tarawera crater from the air
Helicopter coming in to land
Mount Tarawera and Mount Edgecumbe
Flying over the Tarawera Falls
Te Puke Kiwifruit orchards
Small Island in a Rotorua Lake
Flying over Lake Rotoehu in the Rotorua region